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Option Greeks Defined and Theoretical Calculations + Premium Membership Pricing Information

Option Greeks Defined and Theoretical Calculations + Premium Membership Pricing Information

click ↑ 4 Featured The option Greeks are a series of calculations that measure the factors that impact our option prices and risk. The Black-Scholes Model can be used to determine the […]

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Ask Alan # 219: How to Enter and Archive Our Covered Call Rolling-Out Trades

———- Alan, I’ve been using the Trade Management Calculator for over a year and it has been a game-changer. My question relates to rolling-out entries into the TMC over the […]

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How to Use the BCI Portfolio Setup Spreadsheet to Craft Our Option-Selling Portfolios

click ↑ 4 Featured When establishing our covered call writing and cash-secured put portfolios, it is critical to factor in stock and industry diversification and cash allocation. Our BCI premium stock […]

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BCI PODCAST 127: How to Set Up a Portfolio of Nasdaq and S&P 500 Stocks in a User-Friendly Approach

Watch Video: This podcast will highlight a practical and time-efficient process of selecting a well-diversified portfolio of blue-chip and large cap technology companies for our option portfolios. Various exchange-traded funds […]

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Calculating Our Rolling-Out Trades: 2 Approaches Using the BCI Trade Management Calculator (TMC)

click ↑ 4 Featured When we roll-out our covered call writing trades, the initial strike is in-the-money (ITM) as expiration is approaching and we made a decision to retain the underlying security […]

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Rolling-Up Covered Call Trades in the Same Contract Cycle

click ↑ 4 Featured We enter a covered call writing trade, and share price accelerates exponentially. What exit strategy opportunities are available, if any? This article will discuss the mid-contract unwind (MCU) […]

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Why At-The-Money Calls are Frequently Priced Higher than At-The-Money Puts

click ↑ 4 Featured Intuitively, at-the-money (ATM) calls and puts should be priced the same. In most instances, this is not the case. ATM calls are generally priced higher than ATM […]

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BCI PODCAST 126 Analyzing the Status of a Rolling Down Trade

Watch Video: Listen to Audio: Rolling-down is one of the covered call writing exit strategy opportunities we can benefit from. In this podcast, a real-life example with WSM is examined […]

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Using the CEO Strategy with a $25k Portfolio

click ↑ 4 Featured The CEO Strategy is a streamlined version of covered call writing, where we use only 11 underlying securities, the Select Sector SPDRs. This article will utilize a real-life […]

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Can We Generate Significant Profits Selling Weekly Covered Calls During a 4-Day Trading Week?

click ↑ 4 Featured Some members of our BCI community have expressed to me that meaningful income cannot be generated selling weekly covered call or put options during a holiday-shortened […]

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